Highly Effective Teachers
Teaching is the single most important in-school influence on student learning. Unfortunately, underresourced schools are less able to attract or retain the high-quality teachers their students need. Meanwhile, policymakers push high-stakes testing and promote a "blame the teacher" culture that denigrates a vitally important profession and distracts from the real problem of unequally distributed resources. We should focus our efforts on providing professional development - especially for struggling teachers - and cultivating collaboration between teachers, parents and communities.
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May 17th is the 59th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Decades later, students, parents, teacher and advocates are still fighting against education policies that leave students of color and low-income students deprived of the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. But a grassroots revolution is brewing, what blogger Jeff Bryant has been calling an "education spring," and this past week has seen headline-grabbing victories and inspiring actions.Read more>
Mark your calendars for an exciting, free webinar on Wed. May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. (ET) hosted by the Center for Teaching Quality, OTL Campaign, National Education Association, and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.Read more>
It’s time we recognize that students fall behind not because of inherent character flaws, but because our education policies for the past two decades have focused on implementing tough standards while failing to build support systems that address the societal factors that create barriers to academic success.Read more>